While Celtic’s midfield toils to deal with and break down opponents Scott Robertson has got off to a flying start to the season with Crewe Alexandra.
On Saturday Robertson made a big impression in the 2-0 win over Burton Albion. In his third appearance for the club fans were making comparisons to Neil Lennon who was at Crewe before earning a move to Leicester and ultimately Celtic.
Having just turned 20 Robertson has shown the drive and desire to get out of his comfort zone and prove himself in the real world of League One, last season he had spells at Gillingham and Doncaster Rovers.
That division might not be the silkiest but with Sunderland, Ipswich Town, Charlton and Bolton around the young midfielder is getting fully tested in a marathon 46 match league programme.
Discussing Robertson’s impact in the win over Burton, Crewe boss David Artell told the club website:
Scott’s character is bang on. He listens intently and he looks at you and you know he is taking it all in. There is no noise going on in his head when you speak to him. He wants to listen and learn and when you are like that then you are only going to get better.
He was terrific again on Saturday. Really, really good and he was absolutely shattered in those last five minutes because he had run himself into the ground. He has probably been our best performer in the last three games but he knows that has to continue.
He knows he has to maintain those levels but he has come here, taken things on board and his attitude to the work is first class.
Now if he will be good enough to return to Celtic and get into their team, I don’t know and that is their business because I know what a massive club Celtic are and how difficult it is to play at that level, but if he keeps working hard then he is only going to impress those who make those decisions.
He is in his third spell in League One and I said on Saturday, we have a real gem of a player on our hands.
Saturday’s win was Crewe’s first in seven League One matches, next up is a home match against Morecombe tomorrow and the chance to build some momentum with back-to-back wins.
— Crewe Alexandra (@crewealexfc) September 18, 2021
Man of the match every week NL
— James Sinclair (@jimmysinx) September 18, 2021
Young Neil Lennon. He is quality.
— Paul Gregory (@PaulGre51335274) September 18, 2021